State of South Dakota
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2012
HOUSE BILL NO. 1215
Introduced by: Representatives Liss, Hansen (Jon), Jensen, Olson (Betty), Venner, and Wick
and Senator Lederman
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to provide funding grants to parents or guardians of
students receiving alternative instruction, and to make an appropriation therefor.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. There is hereby established the 2012 South Dakota alternative instruction
funding grant program to be administered by the Department of Education. The purpose of the
program is to provide funding to the parents or guardians of any school-age child who, during
the 2011-2012 school year, received alternative instruction pursuant to § 13-27-3 to offset the
costs incurred in providing the child's instruction.
Section 2. The secretary of education shall issue an alternative instruction funding grant in
the amount of two hundred seventy-five dollars to the parents or guardians of any child who,
on September 1, 2011, was at least five years old, but not older than eighteen years if:
(1) The parent or guardian of the child is a resident of South Dakota;
(2) The child for whom a grant is sought, during the 2011-2012 school year, received
alternative instruction pursuant to § 13-27-3; and
(3) The parent or guardian of the child applies for the alternative instruction funding
grant to the Department of Education on forms provided by the Department of
Education no later than December 15, 2012.
Section 3. There is hereby appropriated from the general fund the sum of nine hundred seven
thousand five hundred dollars ($907,500), or so much thereof as may be necessary, to the
Department of Education to provide alternative instruction funding grants pursuant to this Act.
Section 4. The secretary of education shall approve vouchers and the state auditor shall draw
warrants to pay expenditures authorized by this Act.
Section 5. Any amounts appropriated in this Act not lawfully expended or obligated by
June 30, 2013, shall revert in accordance with the procedures prescribed in chapter 4-8.